Science and Technology

NationalMap is an online map-based tool. It allows easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. Various datasets can be overlaid and explored on the map.

Open Library collects details of published books. It also holds loanable copies of ebooks including some about or from Australia. It makes audiobooks available to print for disabled people.

AusGIN provides Australian geological and geophysical data. It also gives information about mineral resource exploration.
PubMed Central is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journals. It is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The MSD Manuals are free online medical reference manuals. covering thousands of topics. They include consumer, professional and veterinary versions.
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. It largely contains books that are in the public domain. These have been digitised by volunteers.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library contains many books and archives on global biodiversity. Full text of rare and early publications relating to Western Australia is available.
AusPat is a database containing Australian patent applications. It allows for search of patents and subscription to cases of interest.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects and analyses statistics for the Australian government. They publish statistical information including census data.
Lab Tests Online gives clear, unbiased explanations for pathology (medical) test results, created for Australians by a not-for-profit organisation.
The National Construction Code provides technical design and construction provisions for Australian buildings. The site contains all three volumes of the Code. Free registration is required.
The Conversation publishes research-based news and analysis - a result of collaboration between academics and journalists. It aims to provide independent, transparent and high quality discussions.